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A sign advertises Microsoft computer software in Beijing in 1995. | Photographer: Robyn Beck | Bloomberg via AFP via Getty Images

Microsoft’s long history in China complicates potential TikTok deal

Microsoft entered China in 1992, helping to engineer the govt’s computer systems and installing special versions of Windows OS that comply with the country’s censorship controls.
Mike Pompeo

Not just TikTok, US will go after other Chinese software too, Pompeo says

The Secretary of State says the US will announce measures shortly against a broad array of Chinese-owned software deemed to pose national-security risks.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping reassures businesses as US pushes to further exclude Chinese companies

The US has been pushing foreign companies to move supply chains out of China, and publicly floated the need for a group of friendly Asian nations that could help produce essential goods.
Huawei

Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei CFO at the heart of China-US-Canada political & diplomatic crisis

Meng's arrest in Canada is being seen as the result of the US-China tussle but it has also raised questions about whether Huawei is a private firm or an arm of the Communist Party.
Former IFS officer Smita Purushottam's letter doesn't mention Huawei by name, but hits out at Chinese telecom equipment manufacturers | Photo: Bloomberg

US says China’s Huawei & ZTE are security threats, bars use of subsidies to buy from them

The security threat designation means service will suffer as small carriers, cut-off from US govt subsidies, will have to shut down parts of their network.

US, Australia, Japan target China on Covid-19. Should India join or act in self-interest?

US allies Japan and Australia, it appears, have joined ranks to call out and penalise China for its inaction with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Xi Jinping, China's president in China in 2017 ~ Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

US and China finally end acrimony, sign phase one of trade deal

The signing ceremony included Trump & Chinese officials and marked a rare moment of friendship lately between the world’s two largest economies.

Huawei isn’t just surviving, it’s thriving despite Trump blacklisting it

How Huawei survived the U.S. blacklisting could prove to be a case study in unintended consequences and a vast shift underway in global IT production.
US President Donald Trump, right, and PM Narendra Modi at the Oval Office of the White House | File photo: Win McNamee/Pool via Bloomberg

India was not in Trump’s hit list of countries over trade but still had tariffs imposed

India’s trade surplus with US was minor compared to China, Japan and Mexico. But Trump slapped steel, aluminium tariffs & withdrew GSP benefits.
US President Donald Trump | Tom Brenner | Bloomberg File Photo

Why US-China trade war truce will not end protectionist impulse

The world needs multilateral institutions that acknowledge protectionism rather than free trade as the deeper & more enduring reality of global economic history.

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Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Qureshi’s Saudi criticism on Kashmir hints shift in Pakistan’s strategy for the Islamic world

20 years ago, during a meeting at the PPP office in Islamabad, Qureshi had told this writer that he was from Multan where Kashmir had no resonance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Miniter Nirmala Sitharaman and other officials at the online launch of “Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest". | Photo: Twitter

PM launches new faceless I-T assessment & appeal, charter to make tax process ‘painless’

Modi says the reforms are meant to reduce govt interference in taxpayers' lives and encourage more people to pay their taxes. The charter & faceless assessment are effective from today.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses CII Annual Session 2020 via a video conference in New Delhi Tuesday. | Photo: ANI

Submarines, AK 203 rifles — two Make in India projects Modi govt set to push on priority

Tenders for the submarines are expected to be issued ‘soon’ while the Indo-Russian AK 203 rifles could be finalised by October.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.